JOSE OFFERMAN PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO BAT ATTACK RAP: Great moments in U.S. legal history:
â€¢ O.J. Simpson found innocent
â€¢ Michael Jackson found innocent
â€¢ Robert Blake found innocent
â€¢ Jose Offerman pleads innocent
Offerman’s attorney Frank Riccio said “he does not believe his client struck the players with a bat.”
On August 14, Offerman charged the mound while wielding a bat and started a melee that saw catcher John Nathans sustain a concussion and pitcher Matt Beech break a finger on his non-throwing hand. Offerman reportedly swung the bat at Beech “two or three times” with his bat, breaking the pitcher’s left middle finger. Nathans was struck by the same bat in the back of the head.